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Where to Retire in Reston and Home Prices

Reston has a number of interesting residential options including high rise condominiums in its center.  There are many clustered town homes, one of the first examples of this type of housing. See our Virginia Directory under "Find a Community".  The median home price in was about $430,000 in late 2014, according to City-data.com. Zillow reports the median price to be lower at $408,925 in late 2015.

What is special about Reston

Reston's planning and zoning provides common grounds, parks, wooded areas with streams, wildflower meadows, two golf courses, nearly 20 public swimming pools, bridle paths, a bike path, four lakes, tennis courts, and extensive foot pathways.  It is one of the first modern planned communities in the world, built as a reaction to urban/suburban sprawl and the preeminence of the automobile.

What is not special about Reston

it is somewhat expensive.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average Jan. temperature is about 30, while the average July temp is in the mid 70's.  The town is located west of I 495 near Vienna and Dulles International Airport.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Reston has a center with shopping and restaurants. Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts is nearby. There are frequent concerts and events near Lake Anne and in various parks.  There is community theater and art galleries.

Crime

Crime rate is below average.

Medical facilities

Reston Hospital Center serves the community.

Transportation

The Metro's Silver Line now services Reston with a new train station and over 3,500 parking spaces. Bike and pedestrian trails are plentiful; one can easily bike to the town center.  One major highway bisects the town.  Dulles International Airport is just a few miles away.

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